Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter (English Edition)
Sprache - Englisch
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“Unless people are more than commonly disagreeable, it is my foolish habit to contract a kindness for them. The better part of my companion's character, if it have a better part, is that which usually comes uppermost in my regard, and forms the type whereby I recognise the man. As most of these old Custom-House officers had good traits, and as my position in reference to them, being paternal and protective, was favourable to the growth of friendly sentiments, I soon grew to like them all. It was pleasant in the summer forenoons—when the fervent heat, that almost liquefied the rest of the human family, merely communicated a genial warmth to their half torpid systems—it was pleasant to hear them chatting in the back entry, a row of them all tipped against the wall, as usual; while the frozen witticisms of past generations were thawed out, and came bubbling with laughter from their lips.”
“The Scarlet Letter” tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity in a puritan environment. It is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most successful novel. “The Scarlet Letter” was first published in 1850.
About the Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
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Published: Nov. 27, 2018